The Zeitgeist Movement
by Sandy Simpson, 3/10/09
Lest you think that the US and the rest of the world are NOT headed for global governance, let me tell you about one of a number of organizations promoting Globalism and save the planet. The Zeitgeist Movement has been sponsoring "ZDay" events since 2008. They have already sponsored "over 365 events in 63 nations so far." (http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?Itemid=50) They teach that there is no government but the earth.
In fact, the only true "government" that can possibly exist is the earth and its resources. From there, all possibilities can be assessed. ((http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?Itemid=50)Curiously the word they have chosen to name their organization, "zeitgeist", is a German word meaning zeit (time) and geist (spirit) or the "spirit of the time" or the "general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time." In our time this represents a postmodern, Hegelian, globalist, anit-Christian and paranormal paradigm. The Zeitgeist in a wider sense is the opposite of the Holy Spirit or Spirit of truth. It is the the spirit of the world, the Antichrist spirit.
1Jn 4:3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.The Zeitgeist or current paradigm/worldview of the time ultimately is part of the Weltgeist, the "world spirit". That spirit is the global manifestation of the spirit of the Antichrist, or the spirit of the devil who is the current ruler in the world. This spirit has also been let loose in the churches. Dominionists in the churches have forgotten that this world is still in the domain of the evil one (Matt. 4:8-9, Eph. 2:2, John 16:11, Eph. 6:12) in fact "the whole world is under the control of the evil one." (1 John 5:19). This Zeitgeist is an outworking of the Weltgeist which is coming and in fact is already at work.
Eph 2:2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
1Co 2:12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.
1Jo 4:3 ... This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
Wikipedia defines Zeitgeist this way:
"Zeitgeist" refers to the ethos of an identified group of people, that expresses a particular world view which is prevalent at a particular period of socio-cultural progression. Zeitgeist is the experience of a dominant cultural climate that defines, particularly in Hegelian thinking, an era in the dialectical progression of a people or the world at large. Hegel's main contribution to the formulation of the concept of Volksgeist is the attribution of a historical character to the concept. The spirit of a nation is one of the manifestations of "World Spirit" (Weltgeist). That Spirit is essentially alive and active throughout mankind's history. Now, the spirit of a nation is an intermediate stage of world history as the history of the World Spirit. The World Spirit gives impetus to the realization of the historical spirits of various nations (Volksgeister'). The spirits of individual nations are both the articulations (Gliederungen) of an organization and its realization. The spirits of individual nations represent a segment of the World Spirit out of which emerges the unlimited universal spirit. A comparison is introduced here between the status of an individual and that of a nation's spirit. In the process of his formation the individual undergoes various changes without, however, losing his identity. As a part of world history, a nation—exhibiting a certain trend expressed in its Volksgeist— plays its part in the total process of world history. But once it contributes its share to world history it can no longer play a role in the process of world history. The submersion in the total process prevents a people's cultural rebirth, because it has exhausted its creativity in the historical growth of its guiding spirit. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitgeist)So invividual nations and the current paradigm "represent a segment of the World Spirit". Notice that the World Spirit "emerges" out of "the unlimited universal spirit." This is eastern mysticism. ZDay events were held on March 15, 2009 as they were in 2008.
On March 15th 2009, ( or "ZDAY" as it was called in 2008 ) there will be a worldwide action day to expand awareness of this sociological direction. Our hope is to have regional meetings in as many cities, states & countries as possible. (http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?Itemid=50)The "sociological direction" is one toward global governance. The goal of Zeitgeist and ZDay is stated as follows:
We intend to restore the fundamental necessities and environmental awareness of the species through the avocation of the most current understandings of who and what we truly are, coupled with how science, nature and technology (rather than religion, politics and money) hold the keys to our personal growth, not only as individual human beings, but as a civilization, both structurally and spiritually. The central insights of this awareness is the recognition of the Emergent and Symbiotic elements of natural law and how aligning with these understandings as the bedrock of our personal and social institutions, life on earth can and will flourish into a system which will continuously grow in a positive way, where negative social consequences, such as social stratification, war, biases, elitism and criminal activity will be constantly reduced and, idealistically, eventually become nonexistent within the spectrum of human behavior itself. ((http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/joomla/index.php?Itemid=50)Notice the phrase "social stratification" is used in a negative way, which is code for turning government structures into a global socialist, even communist, world government. This organization, among many others including the United Religions Initiative (URI) sponsored by the UN, claim they will change the ideas of "who and what we truly are" in the realms of both "structure and spirituality". This means they want to instigate a world government and world religion.
Two comments. First, there is will be no saving the earth through "science, nature and technology". Jesus Christ will do that after His second coming in the Millennium. Though it is proper to treat the earth as God's creation, the earth is ultimately destined for judgment and fire (2 Pet. 3:10). In fact the heavens and earth will be no more.
Re 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.Second, notice the use of the term "emergent" and "symbiotic" in this manifesto. Those are terms being plied into churches by the likes of Brian McLaren and Leonard Sweet, showing they are fully in line with this Zeitgeist paradigm.
"We are in symbiotic relationship with the earth. Creation spirituality is of tremendous help here in weaning us from this homocentric warp." (Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality: A Postmodern Apologetic)This Zeitgeist will not produce a world system free of "wars, biases, elitism and criminal activity". We will only have freedom from those things when Jesus Christ, the true King of Kings and Lord of Lords, comes back to straighten up the mess human beings have made of the planet and of nations.